Cardiac CT or Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring
We are currently offering CT Cardiac Calcium Scoring for $49.
Call 800-659-6762 to schedule your appointment.
physician order is not required for this procedure for Tennessee
- At this time a physician's order is required for Virginia
- Price includes test and interpretation.
A CT exam can be a simple, safe and quick way to "score" the amount of calcium in your coronary arteries, a condition often called "hardening of the arteries." As plaque builds up, arteries get narrower and the risk of a sudden heart attack can increase. Calcified plaque is a build-up of fat and other substances, including calcium, and is a sign of atherosclerosis a disease of the vessel wall, which is called coronary artery disease (CAD). People with this disease have an increased risk for heart attacks. In addition, over time, progression of plaque build up (CAD) can narrow the arteries or even close off blood flow to the heart. The result may be painful angina in the chest or a heart attack.
Because calcium is a marker of CAD, the amount of calcium detected on a cardiac CT scan is a helpful prognostic tool. The findings on cardiac CT are expressed as a calcium score. Another name for this test is coronary artery calcium scoring.
|Individuals with the following risk factors may benefit from this scan:
- Men over 45
- Women over 55
- Family history of heart disease
- High triglycerides
- Overweight or physically inactive
- High blood pressure
- high cholesterol
Preparation for your test:
- Arrive 15 minutes prior to your exam
- You may eat and drink prior to the exam
A cardiologist and radiologist will analyze your images, and provide a copy of the report to your physician. Your physician will discuss the results with you. Our goal is to complete the interpretation within 48 hours of completion of exam.
Payment due day of exam -
not covered by insurance.